Mr. Hirotaka was born in 1910, Mr. Matsuzawa was born in 1913, and Mr. Ito in 1922. All three are Nisei males, born and raised in Bellevue, Washington. They and their families were incarcerated at Pinedale Assembly Center, California, and Tule Lake incarceration camp, California. Prior to the war, their families were part of a Japanese American "Eastside" community that cleared and farmed a large portion of what is now the Bellevue-Kirkland-Redmond area. In this group interview, they discuss their memories of farming, the Eastside's Japanese American community, and the war years.
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